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Challenge: Tim Burton (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Contax 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* MF
Location: Amsterdam
Date: Nov 23, 2011
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2011

First ribbon! Very happy with the result, thank you everyone for voting and wonderful comments!

It was shot on my way to the train station on an usually foggy Amsterdam morning. Didn't have to wait for or chase the bird, I just got lucky being in the right place at the right time. But I do remember there being something magical in the air that morning...

made it on 1x, yeay! :D

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 34
Avg (all users): 7.4354
Avg (commenters): 8.7727
Avg (participants): 7.3000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4567
Views since voting: 3874
Views during voting: 484
Votes: 147
Comments: 49
Favorites: 27 (view)


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12/08/2011 07:19:24 AM
Congrats on making it on 1x
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12/07/2011 12:48:56 AM
Congratulations. Great atmospheric image.
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12/05/2011 12:53:37 AM
I don't think it gets any better than this.
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12/04/2011 06:27:55 PM
This is... AMAZING! I could wait for three years and never get this shot.

Congrats on your first ribbon! May there be many, many more. :D
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12/03/2011 01:49:38 PM
this is incredible. it's like the crow has come to communicate with the person on the bench, or warn them.
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12/03/2011 12:54:44 PM
congratulations! wonderful image!
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12/02/2011 03:06:07 PM
Right out of a Hitchcock movie! Wow!
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12/02/2011 02:43:46 PM
Congratulations on a great start. 12 favs too.
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12/02/2011 12:28:08 PM
Stphq, surely being a big fan of the movie The Crow, as am I, you didn't have to check IMDB to know that Tim Burton had nothing to do with it :) The challenge called for images inspired by Tim Burton's film, not only necessarily sticking to scenes or posters from his movies. For me it was the feel and emotions evoked by Burton's haunting, moody style(think Sleepy Hollow), and IMHO this image does posses some of that.

Message edited by author 2011-12-04 08:32:27.
12/02/2011 11:50:38 AM
What a first ribbon! Fantastic image, it's a good feeling :)
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12/02/2011 11:30:33 AM
Congratulations,great work and a first ribbon. One wonderful image.
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12/02/2011 11:15:23 AM
hmm, being a fan of the crow,, i just double checked IMDB and tim burton had nothing to do with the crow... can't even find a film he's been involved in that has crow in the title.. and the challenge says "inspired by a tim burton FILM"

Can you enlighten us to the connection to the challenge description here please?? If there isn't one then surely, as good as this image is, it shouldn't get the ribbon.. if there is a connection then i shall gladly stand corrected...

As I say, lovely image though..
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12/02/2011 09:50:57 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. This was my favorite shot of the challenge.
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12/02/2011 09:36:02 AM
Gorgeous shot, I love the whole tone you have here. Very glad it ribboned! Congrats!
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12/02/2011 09:33:07 AM
Wonderful capture. Congrats on your first Ribbon. :)
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12/02/2011 09:30:08 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, especially well done with a "found" outdoors shot in a challenge full of studio shots, Well seen and captured!
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12/02/2011 09:16:51 AM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon in a very hard challenge. Well done.
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12/02/2011 05:22:44 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. And what an image to win it with. Fantastic.
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12/02/2011 04:50:50 AM
rare and precious indeed. congrats on your first ribbon. Well deserved
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12/02/2011 04:03:34 AM
Excellence should of won
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12/02/2011 01:55:35 AM
Congrats on the ribbon--and on a stellar shot that not only clearly meets the challenge, but also stands on its own as a work of photographic art.
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12/02/2011 01:15:30 AM
Love the feel this images gives. How long did you have to wait for the crow?
Congratulations on your first ribbon excellent image.
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12/02/2011 12:09:25 AM
I didn't vote this challenge so I hadn't seen this until now. May I just say thank you - marvelous image!
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12/02/2011 12:05:42 AM
Yes definitely my favourite, so deep indeed. Well done on your first ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2011 09:20:45 PM
I've been formulating this shot in my head for years. virtually perfect. highly emotive. the fog and raven arrived on time. nice capture...10
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12/01/2011 02:30:34 PM
beautiful

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12/01/2011 05:18:09 AM
At last, a real picture. Wonderful effort, deserves a ribbon.
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11/30/2011 11:03:39 PM
Great capture.
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11/30/2011 04:25:11 AM
So atmospheric. Can almost feel something is about to happen!
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11/28/2011 08:19:22 PM
Oh, oh, oh... May be one of my favorite images of all time. How much did you pay the crow? This image has one of those ineffable qualities about it, minimal yet profound; thickly fogged but so very deep. LOVE IT!!!
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11/28/2011 11:01:21 AM
What a cool composition to get this crow flying through.
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11/27/2011 07:57:01 PM
I love this photo, I might sharpen the bird a touch but it's great!
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11/27/2011 06:01:47 PM
fab
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11/26/2011 07:18:16 PM
Just my opinion: you failed to imitate Tim Burton's crow. Yours is much more intimidating, especially considering its angle of attack with respect to the human figure. The thin lampposts do look like Tim Burton's figures, so overall you are doing fine. The casual placement of the lady's bicycles allow the viewers' imagination contemplate on how did we get here, and what comes next.
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11/26/2011 03:04:27 PM
A stunning photo. Perfect for the challenge. Added to favorites and hope it gets the blue.
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11/26/2011 02:51:21 PM
a fantastic picture! wow! deep atmosphere.
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11/26/2011 08:50:29 AM
Holy smokes!! That is just too fabulous.
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11/26/2011 04:27:54 AM
very spooky and love the bike detail, and the feel from the looming fog excellent :)
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11/25/2011 08:00:12 PM
Beautiful. Love the fog. B&W really makes this image effective. 9
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11/25/2011 05:03:05 PM
Fantastic capture! Adding this to favourites
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11/25/2011 02:07:24 PM
very nice
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11/25/2011 01:33:51 PM
Very nice PoV, looks like you must have been chasing him along the path
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11/25/2011 11:46:23 AM
Lovely feel to this image.
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11/25/2011 11:22:52 AM
I'm giving this a 10 for the degree of difficulty, the rare capture, and all 'round coolness. I seriously hope to see this ribbon!
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11/25/2011 10:59:28 AM
Imaginative and very creepy with the fog and eery mood to the scene. Nice shot!
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11/25/2011 10:08:50 AM
lovely light and mood, nice work
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11/25/2011 08:53:58 AM
Great catch!!
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11/25/2011 02:49:58 AM
Delightful shot, perfect focusing, top marks from me.
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11/25/2011 01:01:18 AM
Oh, oh oh oh my, just terrific, takes my breath away. 10
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